Project Design Team Wednesday~ I M Happy

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Last week I was in a department store when I witnessed
a mini tamper tantrum from a very spirited 3 year old.
Her Mumm scolded her firmly but gently…
“Emma, be happy, it’s Christmas”
Well wee Emma, stomped her feet, and with such a frown,
bellowed out  ” I M Happy”…
All of us that witnessed this outburst -smiled at the Mumm
We all were quite familiar with these moments !
Possibly had the same outcomes….lol
As I completed my shopping, I kept thinking of  WEE Emma .
As soon as I arrived home, I got my sketch pad out and drew
her and completed her in Illustrator…
I drew her up, as I imagined she looked like in my memory
and was all set out to make her into a child’s quilt….
Knowing with certainty with my children
home for the holidays, I would only
time for a small project…
Sew, I thought why not a framed embroidery piece…
I will no doubt turn her into a quilt in the new year!
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Here is what you will need:
 Frame 10.5-11 – 14 inches….
some quilt batting of the same size
a piece about 12 x 14 white flannel for behind fabric..
a piece of cardboard to wiggle finished piece into frame,
1/4 inch smaller all around
I chose a light pink gingham from RBD 12 x 14 ( simple life line)
A pencil to draw the outline embroidery piece
1 black size 12 presencia thread
1 size 9 needle ( john james)
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I used a stem stitched to outline wee Emma, but you can use a back stitch or outline stitch too…
I like stem stitch as it looks like rope….
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I like to add flannel to the backs of all my embroidered pieces
as it hides the threads and makes it puffier looking…
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Before she was pressed….and I need to add I M HA PPY!
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I pressed it with just a hot iron, you don’t want to steam it as it will
shrink the threads…..now you are ready to frame…
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Need a firm piece of cardboard or foam core for the backing..
YOU will use this to sandwich your needle work, flannel and piece
of quilt batting…to puff it out of your frame….
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Now you are ready to sandwich all your pieces together..
YOU can use a staple gun or a fletcher stapler to keep it all together.
This is what you will end up with…
Celebrating “EMMA” Memories of a Christmas Season
that will touch your heart for years..
To all of us who have come to love our wee tots in every season..
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 I will be gifting this to my daughter who has her own wee Emma…I am sure she will adore for years to come…
Happy Holidays and to LOVING 2013 filled with treasured memories…
From my heart to yours..
Mdm Samm
www.sewwequilt.com

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